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The Best Cocktails To Pair With Afternoon Tea
Pimm's Cup
For afternoon tea this summer, forget the kettle and pull out the cocktail shaker to make refreshing cocktails like a Pimm’s Cup to pair with your scones and biscuits.
Made of ginger ale, lemon juice, cucumber, and Pimm’s No. 1, a gin liqueur, this thirst-quenching cocktail pairs well with savory treats like scones and tea sandwiches.
Tom Collins
No afternoon soiree is complete without a classic daytime cocktail like the Tom Collins, made of lemon juice, simple syrup, and Old Tom gin.
The cocktail has herbaceous notes that pair well with any snack, or you could swap in a flavored gin like Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin to lean into sweet, floral treats.
French 75
Made of gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne, the French 75 is like an elevated mimosa, with a fresh, clean flavor and a boozy punch.
Garnish with a lemon twist or fresh lavender and then pair the cocktail with treats like buttermilk blackberry scones or mini almond cakes.